Texas German Potato Salad

Texas German Potato Salad


"This is a deliciously rich German potato salad, easy and perfect for summer BBQs. It is definitely full-flavored with bacon, green onions, sour cream, olives and other yummy ingredients...Always a hit with all our family and friends!"
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1 h servings 379 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 379 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 174 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 834 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender enough to pierce with a fork. Drain, cool enough to handle, and cut into cubes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crisp. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Reserve bacon grease.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard, green onions, olives, eggs, Italian seasoning and ranch dressing. Crumble the bacon into the bowl and pour half of the reserved bacon grease over all. Stir gently until everything is evenly distributed. Garnish with a dash of paprika before serving.


  1. 20 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This recipe was a total hit with my family gathering last week. I think what you need to keep in mind is the recipe doesn't claim to be "authentic", it's very simple, yet the flavor is definitel...

Most helpful critical review

Can’t stand the new website. One of the things I liked most about the recipes was reading all the reviews — and being able to see all of them in one place. I can see reviews — but just snippets ...

This recipe was a total hit with my family gathering last week. I think what you need to keep in mind is the recipe doesn't claim to be "authentic", it's very simple, yet the flavor is definitel...

While I am not sure I would call this a "German" potato salad, we liked it. I didn't fry bacon, just used the pre-packaged stuff, so I didn't have any bacon grease. I also left out the eggs. ...

I made it by the recipe except I left out the bacon drippings. My husband loved it.

Love this recipe! I make it for parties, BBQ's, a side dish to bring to the neighbors house...you name it. People always ask me for the recipe. I'm starting to feel a little protective of it....

i was pretty happy with this dish. however, i had to make some adjustments for my family. my kids dont like a lot of onion, so i reduced that by half. same with the eggs. it went over pretty wel...

I cut this recipe in half, used organic red potatoes, used half a package of turkey bacon, a mixture of fat free plain yogurt and fat free sour cream, omitted the green olives because I didn't h...

A really delicious dish. I used only 1 cup of light sour cream and just a tablespoon of the bacon drippings and it was plenty of rich dressing.

I made this the night before I served it. Everyone raved about it. It was so different from the regular old potato salad. Reminded me of one I had years ago that was made with dill pickles and...

We liked this! The only thing I think, is next time I will use more mayo and less sour cream. I am a fan of both, but I felt the sour cream gave it more of a 'flat' flavor. On the upside, we lov...